Cinder Lake Landfill

In operation since 1965, the Cinder Lake Landfill is located approximately 8 miles North of the City of Flagstaff. Please review the following rules before you enter the landfill.

Landfill Rules



  • Obey all posted signs and Landfill personnel at all times. 
  • No speeding. The speed limit is 10 mph on the entire landfill property except where a lower limit is posted. The landfill is a working industrial site and speeding puts everyone at risk.
  • Do not pass moving vehicles. Maintain safe following distances. 
  • Keep safe distance from other vehicles while unloading and remain within 6 feet of your vehicle.
  • Seat belts must be worn in moving vehicles at all times. 
  • Cell phone use is prohibited when customers are on or beyond the scales.
  • Uneven surface watch your step. Proper footwear recommended. (no open toe shoes)
  • Small children and pets are welcome at the landfill, however, it is imperative that they remain in the vehicle and not exit for any reason while unloading waste. 
  • Scavenging is strictly prohibited at the Cinder Lake Landfill. Scavenging can include but is not limited to: removing any item that is put into the landfill; removing any item from the recycling areas; removing items from the Hazardous Products Center that is not in the Drop & Swap Reuse Area; removing any item that is the property or part of the Cinder Lake Landfill. 
  • No smoking on the landfill. Smoldering material of any kind is not accep

    ted due to the risk of fire.
  • No abusive behavior verbal or physical against landfill employees or customers will not be tolerated.

Additional Rules for Contractors



  • Safety gear is to be worn at all times, including appropriate footwear, high-visibility vests and hardhats when outside of the vehicle. 
  • Commercial customers may clean out hoppers turn boxes and remove/replace tarps in designated areas only. 

FAILURE TO FOLLOW ANY OF THE POSTED RULES WILL RESULT IN BEING PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE CINDER LAKE LANDFILL.


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